Plantings of Virginia peanuts have been on the decline, but for the first time in several years industry analysts expect that to change.
Virginia peanut growers anticipate a 6.6 percent increase in their harvest this year, totaling 78 million pounds.
According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia farmers intend to plant more peanuts, oats and hay this year, but less cotton, tobacco, winter wheat and soybeans. Corn acreage is unchanged.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced that 2014 was a record-setting year for Virginia peanut growers.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Winter Fancy Food Show, January 11-13, 2015, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
Shelley and Joe Barlow and their son, Joey, grow about 400 acres of cotton. On a particularly good day, they can harvest about 50 acres.
The Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village, which will open Nov. 14 and run through Jan. 3, 2015, is a holiday light display created with nearly a million LED lights and set to music.
Virginia peanut growers are hoping this year’s crop will be 26 percent larger than last year’s, a great recovery from recent years of low production.
Competitions are a time-honored tradition at fairs across the country, and the State Fair of Virginia is no exception.
All across Virginia’s Fourth District sit small hubs of creativity and innovation. The average person probably knows little about the nuances that go on inside their doors. From the outside, the buildings look quiet, a few shrubs surrounding the company signs and the walkways leading up to the entrances.
Virginia’s peanut farming roots are plenty deep. The first commercial crop of peanuts in the United States was actually produced in 1842 in Southeast Virginia.
Severe thunderstorms and even a minor tornado rolled through parts of Southeast Virginia the week of July 6, causing property damage in the region. Hail and high winds associated with the storms also damaged crops on some farms.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 29–July 1, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
“Country roads, take me home.” Many people remember the popular song by John Denver, but not everyone remembers to watch out for slow-moving farm vehicles on those country roads at this time of year.
After a cold and wet early spring, Virginia farmers are ready to get their crops in the ground. Corn plantings across the state are behind schedule. Cotton and peanut producers are expecting to plant more acres this year, while producers of other major row crops are pulling back a bit.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that Virginia’s corn producers intend to decrease acreage in 2014 to 500,000 acres.
Virginia is a key farm export state, with trade offices in eight locations around the world. The newest one opened last fall in Canada, which imported $205 million in Virginia farm products in 2012 and is Virginia’s second-largest export market behind China.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Winter Fancy Food Show, Jan. 19-21, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that Virginia’s corn yield as of November 1 is estimated to be 150 bushels per acre, a record for the state. If realized, this yield is up 5 bushels per acre from the previous forecast.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the start of distribution of USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants across the country.
The last available crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are dated Sept. 30, right before the congressional budget impasse shut down non-essential parts of the federal government.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Thursday that dry conditions for most of August have lowered Virginia’s row crop yield prospects.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today the crop summary data for 2012 as reported by the Virginia Field Office of the National Agriculture Statistics Services.
More than 400 people attended a peace rally at the Islamic Center of the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday. The rally came after someone vandalized the Islamic Center on Friday and the Reedemer Classical School in Keezletown on Saturday. Vulgarities like those painted on both of these buildings should not be considered a healthy example of our American freedoms. We may not share the same beliefs as our neighbor, but our American values should ring clear. It is our American right to freely celebrate and practice whatever religion we might want to.
Over the years this columnist has been bombarded with requests to explain politics in Washington. Both regular readers have asked what the difference is between Republicans and Democrats up in Disneyland East. (Our third reader was more interested in the social differences between Lexington and Buena Vista, but we decided not to tackle that one.) […]